"Winners vs. losers - that's not how the new world order should be. Everybody should have their share of the winning side...In affirming the interests of others there is a chance for oneself."
Founder and Honorary President
Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics
The WCGE grieves the loss of Hans-Dietrich Genscher
The Wittenberg Center for Global Ethics (WCGE) grieves the loss of its honorary president Hans-Dietrich Genscher. He passed away in the night of the 31st of March at the age of 89. As one of the founding fathers of the Wittenberg Center, Hans-Dietrich Genscher was highly influential in its initiation, development and work to date. His untiring engagement for German reunification, European cooperation and global diplomacy was exemplary. Hans-Dietrich Genscher's maxim that there should be no losers in the process of globalization is the guiding principle for our work. Hans-Dietrich Genscher's attachment to the WCGE never waned. In light of his knowledge, his success and especially, his disposition of respect, equality and optimism, he will always be a role model for us. His convictions will be carried forth in our work.